Previewing Canadian Immigration 2023
Currently, immigrants make up to 23% of Canada’s total population and while heading towards 2023, the Canadian government seems is committed towards welcoming more immigrants.
Canada hopes that an increased immigration targets will continue to help Canada develop economically and socially, along with working towards reunite families and assisting vulnerable people via humanitarian aids.
With 2023 just around the corner, the following are the checklists for the 2023 calendar year:
Ambitious immigration target for 2023
Canada has announced an ambitious immigration levels plan for 2023, i.e., to welcome 465,000 newcomers as permanent residents under key programs:
- Express Entry Programs: 82,880
- Provincial Nominee Programs: 105,500
- Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP): 28,500
- Spouses and Children Sponsorship program: 78,000
Application backlog to continue decreasing
The application backlog has been steadily decreasing since September 2022. In this effort, IRCC (Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada) also received $85 million to reduce application inventory, 2,521 front-line operations employees were added.
Key Canada Permanent Residence Pathways
Canadian Provincial Nominee Program (PNPs)- PNPs are exclusively designed to help Canada meet specific labour market shortages. In 2023, Canada is expected to welcome 23,000 more immigrants via PNP than Express Entry.
Express Entry System in 2023
IRCC is introducing ‘targeted’ Express Entry draws in 2023 to further help Canada address labour market needs. Via targeted draws, IRCC will invite candidates based on their occupational experience, language skills and educational backgrounds, instead of their Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS).